Thirty-four Crowder eighth and ninth grade Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently toured Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma. Students began the day in the Fine Arts Auditorium where they received information about Connors State College, current staff, available majors, work-study programs, sports, and financial aid. Students participated in a campus tour where they viewed the Equine Barn, Classroom Building, Student Union, and Melvin Self Fieldhouse. Throughout the tour, students received information regarding financial planning for college, including completion of Oklahoma’s Promise in eighth, ninth, or 10th grades. Following the tour, students ate lunch in the Student Union allowing students another view of college life.
The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in 2017, and will serve more than 3,000 students in 39 area schools for seven years.